The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The United Nations has declared 2021–2030 to be the “Decade on Ecosystem Restoration”. Over the next ten years, their aim is to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean.

“A world where – for the health and wellbeing of all life on Earth and that of future generations – we have restored the relationship between humans and nature, by increasing the area of healthy ecosystems, and by putting a stop to their loss, fragmentation and degradation” – The Decade’s Vision

Kings Park is uniquely placed to be part of the solution. The latest Special Issue of For People and Plants magazine (available now at the Friends of Kings Park office or online at Aspects Gallery Shop) showcases Kings Park’s involvement in ecosystem restoration and our commitment to continue leading significant efforts towards the restoration of our urban areas (including Kings Park and Bold Park) and other delicate and fragile ecosystems across Western Australia.

Join us in supporting the UN Decade on Restoration. There are plenty of ways to get involved, as an individual, group, or organisation. Together these actions can build a #GenerationRestoration that is open to everyone.

Plant a native garden

Grow native plants at your own garden, a verge, local school, or workplace to restore urban biodiversity and create connections between bushland habitats

  • Tip: Join us at the Friends of Kings Park quarterly Native Plant Sales to buy healthy native plant stock and get advice on native gardening
  • Tip: Contact your local council to see what initiatives they have to support native gardening

Restore your local bushland

Visit your local bushland to discover and enjoy what we all share, and commit to supporting your local bushland or restoring one extra hectare on your managed lands during The Decade

  • Tip: Contact your local council or bushland group to find ways to support restoration efforts in your area

Become a citizen scientist

Contribute your time and knowledge to restoration research through a citizen science program

  • Tip: You can help us monitor the effects of climate change on biodiversity by joining ClimateWatch in Kings Park

Volunteer your time and skills

Volunteering is a great way to learn about and grow native plants, make friends, and invest in a better future for all of us

Partner with us

Partner with us on ecosystem restoration research projects, and provide support for student scholarships, education and training opportunities

  • Tip: Organisations can partner with Kings Park Science to conduct restoration research and support the next generation of restoration scientists
  • Tip: Apply for opportunities to train with Kings Park, whether it be as a research student with Kings Park Science or as a horticultural trainee

Make a donation

Invest in ecosystem restoration – did you know your donations and memberships to Friends of Kings Park supports vital research and conservation efforts?

  • Tip: Organisations can become corporate members of Friends of Kings Park, to partner with us in supporting conservation, investing in vital research, and helping to build world-class facilities at Kings Park

Stay informed

Continue learning about native ecosystems and restoration initiatives here in Western Australia and worldwide

Tip: Keep updated on Kings Park’s contributions to The Decade and follow the latest #GenerationRestoration news from around the world

Tip: Learn about our native flora and ecosystems by booking a Kings Park Education program, going on a free guided walk in Kings Park, or joining us for Science Seminars

Tip: Find out about restoration efforts in Kings Park, Bold Park, and throughout Western Australia through the Kings Park Management Plan, Bold Park Management Plan, and Bushland News from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions

Tip: Learn more about Western Australian ecosystems (including research from Kings Park scientists) through these books, available for purchase at Aspects Gallery Shop or online:

Share your story

Keep the conversation going by sharing your story through art, song, storytelling, or other social means. Use #GenerationRestoration and tag #KingsParkAndBotanicGarden and #FriendsOfKingsPark to share it with us!

  • Tell us: What would you like to see Kings Park do to support the next decade of ecosystem restoration? We want to hear from you!